Inspiring tomorrow’s technologists

University Technical Colleges are a key strategic element in ensuring that we will have enough qualified, highly employable young people for the high-technology workplace of the future. At the Sir Charles Kao UTC building in Harlow, Whitescape installed £1.1m of on-show engineering services to a remarkable design where the entire infrastructure is surface mounted, creating a benchmark and practical learning experience within the technical curriculum. Exposed ducts and cabling leave nowhere to hide, so our work had to be of the highest visual as well as technical quality. The project was completed to a tight [...]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Education, News|

Special attention for heritage buildings

Many schools have long histories and occupy historic buildings that require particular attention to detail and quality of finish. Whitescape has considerable experience of refurbishing buildings to conservation standards and sourcing sympathetic and appropriate materials. Importantly, we employ all our own operatives, so can ensure complete compliance with listed building or conservation requirements. Some examples of our work on historic buildings At Brighton & Hove High School for Girls, we undertook a £380K, sixth-month external refurbishment to a Grade II listed building dating back to the 1700s, including sash windows, roofing, leadwork and stonework. At Farleigh School, [...]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Education, News|

Getting it right for occupants

When we work on housing projects, we are dealing with more than just bricks and mortar. We are in a front-line people business, where the outcome is as much about the existing or eventual occupant as the local authority, housing association or private developer who has awarded us the contract. So we need to understand the effect of our work on our ‘customer’s customer’, whether that is an individual tenant or a whole community. This is particularly important when we are working on social housing projects, where we are transforming lives as well as building, [...]

June 6th, 2016|Categories: News, Residential|